Top Ten Things to do in Cairns

Top Ten Things to do in Cairns

1/ Stay on the Great Barrier Reef,

2/ Discover Daintree Rainforest 

3/ Explore Atherton Tablelands 

3/ Learn to Scuba Dive

4/ Kuranda Train and Skyrail

5/ Visit Port Douglas

6/ Take a Day tour to the reef 

7/ White Water Rafting, Tully River

8/ Bungy Jump

9/ Take a magnificent Hot Air Balloon flight 

10/ Step back in time at Paronella Park

There are unlimited things to do in Cairns, Australia!

Cairns, Australia is the 16th largest city in Australia with over 140,000 people. The colorful coastal city is pulsating with amazing activities, making it one of the most sought after tourist destinations.

Due to the city’s location and ecological environments, there are many incredible things to do in Cairns. Stretching across the northeastern region of Queensland, the city is surrounded by the warm tropical waters of Trinity Bay and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Whether you call Cairns home or are on vacation in Cairns, there’s excitement around every corner that the entire family will enjoy. The attractions in Cairns will allow you to create exhilarating memories full of adventure!

Electrifying things to do in Cairns can be found in every direction. The city is surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and many World Heritage sites. If you head to the north, you’ll be able to explore tropical rainforests and World Heritage National Parks.

If you’re looking for more natural beauty, be sure to head east to seek adventure in the Rugged Ranges and many lakes and waterfalls. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Coral Cays and many tropical islands can be found to the east of the city, offering unmatched exploration above and below the water’s surface.

To the west of the city is equally as exciting, with the mountainous Rainforest and the plains of the Atherton Tablelands.

The natural beauty of the area aren’t the only attractions in Cairns. Mingle with the friendly locals to get a nibble of the city’s energy and culture. The city offers shopping galore while on vacation in Cairns, or take a stroll through the 123 year old coastal city to get a taste of the city during its pioneering days.

You can also stop by the Cairns Regional Art Gallery, the Reef Casino, the Cairns Convention Centre and much more. This favoured destination is surrounded by spectacular beauty that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, as well as great attractions that drive tourists to the city year after year. There’s unlimited things to do in Cairns, Australia!

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